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NH considers offering naming rights for rest stops

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Some New Hampshire senators say they're skeptical about allowing the state to sell off naming rights to its roadside rest areas.

The Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would allow the state to solicit requests for proposals to sponsor or purchase naming rights to rest areas to help pay for their upkeep. Rep. Gene Chandler told the committee that he has no idea how much money could be generated, but it's worth a try given that the state relies so heavily on tourism.

Some committee members said they were concerned, however, that the bill doesn't include rules or guidelines about what would be allowed.

The bill also would create a committee to study the staffing of currently closed rest areas.

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